This is your last chance before Labor Day weekend to enjoy the unofficial end of summer -- and to keep those tans alive as long as possible. Most of the events going on this weekend are free, so there's no excuse not to shoot some hoops, tell a secret or groove to some bluegrass music. The Westword ... More >>
If you've had enough of the seasonal allergy syndrome down here in Denver and find yourself already missing winter, never fear: Five Colorado ski areas are either still open or re-opening this weekend, thanks to one very good winter snow season -- and there's powder in the forecast for Saturday nigh ... More >>
Colorado's largest craft brewer, New Belgium, and one of its smallest, Black Shirt, both broke new ground in January when they began canning a pair of unusual beers. New Belgium's offering was the tart Snapshot, one of the first canned beers using lactobacillius as a souring agent. Black Shirt rolle ... More >>
The Loveland Police Department is on the lookout for a man suspected of stealing an iPad and then taking a selfie that wound up on the iCloud account of the business from which it was snapped. Seems like an open-and-shut case? Well, it's only been a few weeks since what was initially described as a ... More >>
Grimm Brothers Brewing, which has been bottling its German-style ales and lagers beers since opening in Loveland in 2010, will begin canning its flagship Little Red Cap next month. The copper-colored altbier has won two medals at the Great American Beer Festival. "We have been looking at doing a mo ... More >>
All the major players among the region's natural gas companies are gathering in Denver this week, celebrating the resurgence of their industry thanks to the advent of hydraulic fracturing technology -- and pondering why public opposition to fracking in Colorado and elsewhere is so fierce. It's a tec ... More >>
A couple wants a kickass wedding with all the trimmings -- full band with the saxophone player, twenty-tier French cake with custard filling, individually plated sashimi selections, and a photo booth that takes those old-fashioned sepia pictures -- all in an urbane, affected, pastoral setting comple ... More >>
Earlier this week, we shared the shocking news of an avalanche near Loveland Pass that killed five people taking part in a fundraising event for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, with a sixth, Jerome Boulay, somehow surviving after being buried in the snow for four hours. Now, the CAIC has ... More >>
While most of us are ready for spring to hit full bloom already, Mother Nature (and let's face it, a few of our friends) are still desperately clinging to the last days of winter. And it's not too late to spend a last few moments out on the snow: We're giving away two free day passes to Loveland Ski ... More >>
Several small Colorado breweries that only sell in-state have recently signed on with distribution companies in order to get their beer inside more mouths. Dry Dock in Aurora, Trinity in Colorado Springs and Eddyline Brewing in Buena Vista are all working with Western Distribution, while Telluride ... More >>
Breckenridge opened for the 2012-'13 ski and snowboard season today, with two lifts and forty acres of terrain, joining Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, Keystone and Copper Mountain. And with the So-Gnar Snowboard Camp Tour kicking off tomorrow at Woodward at Copper and OpenSnow.com (a Westword Best of Den ... More >>
On Sunday, Joseph Shematek, a 71 year old from Windsor, died at St. Anthony's Hospital following a skiing accident in Loveland. By our count, he's the seventeenth person to pass away as a result of injuries on the slopes of a Colorado resort this season, tying it for the deadliest on record.
Welcome to the online version of The Edge 2011-2012, Westword's annual insider's guide to winter activities. This season has already seen plenty of snow, and that's just the beginning, as the 25 resorts profiled below have added new terrain, lifts, features, events and restaurants. To sort it ... More >>
Keystone and Copper Mountain open today, joining Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, and Wolf Creek. And make sure you smile for the cameras at Keystone, where its parent company, Vail Resorts, debuts the new EpicMix Photo social media app: A small army of professional photographers on the mountain will be ... More >>
"It would be sad to see this much snow not being skied on at a ski area," says Elesha Goad, ticket office supervisor at Wolf Creek Ski Area, where they're opening this weekend to take advantage of the 36 inches of new snow that has fallen in the last 24 hours, and where the forecast calls for more t ... More >>
There are the cute ("Smokey the Beer," Blind Tiger Brewing in Topeka, Kansas), the mysterious ("Hoodoo Voodoo IPA," Three Creeks Brewing in Sisters, Oregon), the sexy ("Sexual Chocolate," Foothills Brewing in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) and everything in between when it comes to beer names spotte ... More >>
After a riot ensued at Grauman's Chinese Theatre last week for the premiere of Electric Daisy Carnival Experience documentary, nearly all of fifteen local theaters that were originally slated to show the film have backed out of showing it. So now if you want to see the film, which is only s ... More >>
Lookout, mom! The Pagan Downhill crew ("sickest longboarding events in the world") is dropping bombs on Lookout Mountain this weekend for the 2011 Buffalo Bill Downhill Bloodspill, a skateboarding race pretty much guaranteed to live up to its gruesome name as 120 of Colorado's craziest skater ... More >>
Beaver Creek, Silverton Mountain and Echo Mountain all called it quits for the season yesterday, but that doesn't mean there isn't still perfectly good skiing and snowboarding to be had: Copper Mountain, Vail, Winter Park, Aspen Highlands and Snowmass are all throwing rites of Spring bashes t ... More >>
Photo courtesy Loveland Ski AreaLoveland's offering free pancake breakfast during the I-70 closureThis week's I-70 closures come just as some local ski resorts are getting into full Spring swing and as new snow continues to pile up: The Interstate will be closed from Empire (exit 232) to Silv ... More >>
$199 for a 2011/2012 season pass? Believe it.Many Colorado ski areas announced pre-season discounts on 2011/2012 season passes this week. Yes, we know there are still three or four good weeks of Spring skiing and shredding ahead of us, and that Arapahoe Basin will be keeping the dream alive u ... More >>
While the Fourmile Canyon fire near Boulder is now 100 percent contained, the same can't be said for the Reservoir Road fire, in the Loveland area. According to the latest update, that blaze's containment percentage remains stuck at somewhere between 20 and 25, with authorities not ready to ... More >>
When Grimm Brothers Brewhouse opens tomorrow in Loveland, it will be the town's only independently-owned brewery. But it will also be one of several craft beer makers around the state that focus on a specific style of suds. "There are breweries in Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont, Boulder, Es ... More >>
And the Christmas songs just keep cropping up from the scene. Over the past week, we've spotlighted a pair of original holiday-oriented tunes from the Mansfields and Dressy Bessy. This one's a cover from a newer act out of Loveland called The Nurses doing a faithful version of the standard "Have ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Expo 2008.An estimated 30,000 ski and snowboard junkies will flock to the Colorado Convention Center this weekend for the 18th annual Ski and Snowboard Expo. Here, five reasons you should be one of them:
The Denver Post is a little late to the fart party. Today, the Post had a story about the court battle between two Apple iPhone app creators -- one of them based in Loveland -- over the phrase "pull my finger." The same story was covered by other local and national media last month. (Click here to ... More >>
This scavenger hunt is a slippery slope.
Super Star Asian may rate as the Best Dim Sum in Denver, but according to Chinese Restaurant News magazine, the Empress Dim Sum Seafood Restaurant -- a more upscale, white-tablecloth joint located nearby at 2825 West Alameda Avenue -- ranks as the sixth-best Chinese restaurant in America, far ahead ... More >>
Anyone in these parts who's tuned in a Colorado Public Radio station lately has heard frequent mentions of the impending July switches involving two of the network's metro-area signals; as outlined in this More Messages blog, KVOD, the operation's classical-music purveyor, leaps from 90.1 FM to 88.1 ... More >>
Letters from the week of 2/28/2008
In 1996, Westword published its thirteenth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Yuppie on a Harley (then-senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who posed for a Banana Republic ad) to the Best New Public Art (Mark di Suvero’s still-controversial “Lao Tzu”) ... More >>
The Loveland City Council is thinking about relocating a nude sculpture to the bottom of Lake Loveland The slightly nuder-than-life-size bronze artwork known as "Triangle," created by sculptor Kirsten Kokkin, is currently located on East First Street at Sculptor Drive. Members of the nearby A ... More >>
A year of dysfunctional family values -- and missing panties.
The Art of Silent Film brings wordless rapture back to the silver screen.
Bruce Gueswel is having an art attack.
These women are going downhill fast.
Loveland chimes in with Mountaintop Matrimony
The Loveland Museum and Gallery surveys Vance Kirkland's notable career.
August 6 - 12, 1998
How a sculpture was loved and lost in Loveland.